SAM ANGELO, TX – A Dallas Man was arrested in Irion County on Monday night after attempting to smuggle illegal aliens.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, on Jan. 17 at approximately 10:19 p.m., troopers with the DPS, initiated a traffic stop on a 2020 Ford F-150 on I-10 near Mile Marker 354 for Speeding and Expired License Plate.
Upon initial contact with the vehicle, 6 passengers believed to be illegal aliens immediately excited the vehicle and fled into the brush. One additional passenger and the driver stayed in the vehicle and as the trooper approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated quickly fleeing eastbound on I-10.
A pursuit ensued but ended after the trooper lost sight of the vehicle.
Shortly after, Irion County Deputies located the vehicle traveling northbound on SH 163 near Barnhart and stopped the vehicle without incident. The driver, Jose Carreno, 19, of Dallas, and an illegal alien passenger were detained.
Carreno was later charged with evading arrest and smuggling of persons and booked into Tom Green County Jail. There was no damage to property and no injuries during this incident.